New Books — purchased with library fine money

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Thanks to everyone who returned their books late this year, I was able to purchase 7 new books for the library with the fine money.  It was fun to go shopping at an actual book store for the books, as opposed to shopping online or via catalog.  The titles are currently on display on the display shelf on the fiction wall in the library.  Stop in and check one out today!

The titles are:

Slam, by Nick Horby — From the author of High Fidelity, A Long Way Down, and About a Boy, this novel is about fifteen-year-old Sam Jones.  He’s gets his girlfriend pregnant and his life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.

Scat, by Carl Hiaasen — From the author of Hoot and Flush, comes the tale of Nick and his friend Marta who decide to investigate when a mysterious fire starts near a Florida wildlife preserve and an unpopular teacher goes missing.

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows, by Ann Brashares — From the author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, comes a new story about three close friends from Bethesda, Maryland.  Ama, Jo, and Polly spend the summer before ninth grade learning about themselves, their families, and the changing nature of their friendship.  Check out an interview with Brashares:  

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Blue Like Jazz:  Non-religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality, by Donald Miller — The subtitle says it all.  Miller is witty, clever, entertaining, and honest is his postmodern portrayal of Christian spirituality.

Forever, by Judy Blume — A traditionally banned book, this novel tells the tale of two high school seniors who believe their love is so strong that it will last forever.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah — This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s.  Children have become soldiers of choice.  In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers.  Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives.  But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived.  Ishmael Beah, now 25 years old, tells how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence.  By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts (Publisher description).  If you don’t feel like reading this book, check out our Audiobook copy of it (AUD 92 BEA).

City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare — This is a replacement book for a lost copy.  In this novel, Clary continues trying to make sense of her swiftly changing life as she becomes further involved with the Shadowhunters and their pursuit of demons and discovers some terrifying truths about her parents and others close to her.

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